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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Physical Access and Transportation

Grant to a USA Nonprofit, Agency, For-Profit, IHE, or Tribe
to Create a Research Center for Accessibility Technology

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

Conf. Date:

03/26/20

LOI Date:

04/03/20

Deadline Date:

04/28/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grant to a USA nonprofit entity, local or state agency, for-profit agency or organization, IHE, tribe, or tribal organization to establish a research center to develop mobility and accessibility technology for individuals with disabilities. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

NIDILRR’s mission is to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of people with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community and to expand society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities. In support of this mission, NIDILRR sponsors RERCs to address the barriers confronted by people with disabilities in all aspects of their lives.

NIDILRR-sponsored RERCs engage in the systematic application of engineering sciences to design, develop, adapt, test, evaluate, apply, and distribute technological solutions to problems confronted by people with disabilities in functional areas such as mobility, communications, hearing, vision, and cognition. RERCs conduct engineering research and development toward improved health and function, employment, and community living and participation outcomes. RERCs may focus their efforts at the individual level, for example, to develop assistive technology devices that enhance the physical, sensory, and cognitive abilities of people with disabilities. RERCs may also focus on the systems level, for example, by mitigating or eliminating barriers found in large social systems such as public transportation, telecommunications, information technology, and the built environment. RERCs conduct research and development that ultimately leads to the transfer of technology into commercialized or non-commercialized products that can be readily accessed and used to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

NIDILRR seeks to establish a RERC that will address topics in the following broad area of rehabilitation engineering: Physical access and transportation. By holding a field-initiated RERC grant competition in this broad area, we aim to increase competition for NIDILRR’s RERC grants and draw upon the field's expertise, knowledge, and creativity to optimize the quality and relevance of the rehabilitation engineering grants that we fund. In the area of physical access and transportation, NIDILRR seeks to fund research and development that leads to greater accessibility of the built environment, or better access to safe and accessible transportation options for people with disabilities, or both.

There is a need for more accessibility in commercial and private facilities, outdoor environments, and housing to increase independence and promote community integration for people with a wide range of disabling conditions. In addition, safe, accessible, and usable transportation systems are needed to allow people with disabilities to move around in and participate more fully in their communities and neighborhoods. Rehabilitation engineering in this area should result in the continued promotion of universal design and the planning of accessible housing, buildings, parks, neighborhoods and cities, or accessible transportation systems, or both.

For details on program priorities, see pages 2-5 of the Full Announcement document in Supporting Documents below. 


GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188453

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$925,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $925,000 Per Budget Period
Award Floor: $920,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract:

Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- States; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations; IHEs; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.

- Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Date for Informational Conference Call: 03/26/2020

Pre-Application Meeting: A pre-application teleconference meeting will be held between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on the date listed above for the informational conference call. Interested parties are invited to participate in the pre-application meeting to discuss the funding priority and to receive information and technical assistance. You must email Megan Alvarado in order to participate in this meeting.

NIDILRR staff also will be available to provide information and technical assistance via individual phone consultations from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the date listed above. Requests for individual consultations during this one-hour window must be made in advance to Megan Alvarado.

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Letter of Intent: 04/03/2020
Due Date for Applications: 04/28/2020
Date for Informational Conference Call: 03/26/2020

Due to the nature of this RERC competition, NIDILRR is requesting that all potential applicants submit a letter of intent (LOI). These letters will assist NIDILRR in selecting reviewers for this competition. The submission is not mandatory, and the content of the LOI will not be peer reviewed or otherwise used to rate an applicant’s application.

You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3- 5 days prior to the application closing date. Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date listed immediately above for "Due Date for Applications."

Please note, ACL is requiring applications for all announcements to be submitted electronically through https://www.grants.gov. The grants.gov (https://www.grants.gov) registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.

All applicants must have a DUNS number (http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/) and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, www.sam.gov) and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete and, should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award.

Successful applicants will receive an electronic Notice of Award no later than September 30, 2020. All applicants will receive feedback from the peer review process no later than September 30, 2020.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323302

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The LOI must be sent to Megan Alvarado at megan.alvarado@acl.hhs.gov.

Project Officer
Thomas Corfman
202-795-7328
thomas.corfman@acl.hhs.gov

Grants Management Specialist
Patricia Barrett
202-795-7303
patricia.barrett@acl.hhs.gov

CFDA Number:

93.433

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2020-ACL-NIDILRR-REGE-0390

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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